on 22 February 2010
Cant believe this hasn't been reviewed yet, this was on every jazz collectors wants list, another Blue Note masterpiece from Horace Silver, again the orginal vinyl changes hands for large sums of money,thats if you could ever find it.
This excellent album by the pianist/composer Horace Silver(1928-2014) comprises three quintet pieces(recorded in New Jersey on November 2, 1966) with Silver(piano); Tyrone Washington(tenor sax); Woody Shaw(trumpet); Larry Ridley(bass) & Roger Humphries(drums) plus James Spaulding(alto sax & flute) on three sextet pieces(recorded in New Jersey on November 25, 1966.
All six memorable compositions are originals by the leader with superb playing from all members of the quintet/sextet.
'The Jody Grind' , sadly now hard to find, is an unjustly overlooked Horace Silver album which should appeal to anyone who enjoys swinging and soulful hard bop.